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School SEN allocations 'unfair', study finds

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  • Friday, July 17, 2015
The way funding is allocated to schools so they can support children with special educational needs (SEN) is perceived as unfair and should be changed because it does not tally up with requirements on the ground, a report has concluded.

Charity backs overhaul of SEND system

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  • Wednesday, June 7, 2017
A charity has said an overhaul of support for children with special educational needs is necessary because changes currently being implemented are restricting access to support for young people.

Ombudsman criticises EHC plan shortcomings

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  • Monday, October 23, 2017
Councils need to do better at delivering education, health and care (EHC) plans for children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND), the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has warned.

SEN shake-up receives positive feedback

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  • Friday, August 15, 2014
Parents of children and young people with special educational needs (SEN) are largely positive about changes being introduced by the government to give them more choice over the services they use, a report has found.

Councils struggling to meet SEND deadline, ombudsman warns

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  • Wednesday, March 7, 2018
Local authorities are struggling to transfer all children with special educational needs and disabilities (SEND) to new education, health and care (EHC) plans by the April deadline, the Local Government and Social Care Ombudsman has warned.

DfE launches school transport review

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  • Monday, September 11, 2017
The Department for Education is reviewing guidance on school transport for disabled children after an inquiry found half of councils have published misleading or unlawful guidance.

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